Wednesday, July 23, 2014

It's been awhile

I bet you thought I dropped off the face of the earth didn't you?  Well, I wish I could say there was a good reason, but there really isn't.  Just having a major blogging slump.  I don't know about you but I just went through that period when you wonder if you should be blogging.  This blog is purely a hobby.  As you can tell, I gain no income from it.  I had to ask myself if I should be blogging.  Who am I doing it for?  You know all those deep questions;). There is the guilt that starts creeping in thinking of time spent with a blog and surfing the blogosphere.  If you are anything like me, you get sucked into clicking from one blog to another to another and so on and so on.  It gives me inspiration seeing others fabulous projects.  Thus inspiring my projects which in turn creates unnecessary work and stress.  Does any of that sound familiar to anyone?  I hope I am not alone.
So, please forgive my absence.  I am not making promises but hope to get back into 'the game' on a more regular basis than every few months!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

Give me a hand!

Well ladies and gents, I had good intentions to keep the projects coming.  Then came a two week spring break.  Now, a carpel tunnel surgery on my left hand.  It was done 10 days ago.  It is amazing how much I have missed the normal use of this hand. I felt sorry for the poor nurses and anesthesiologist.  Because of my issue with lymphedema from breast cancer, my right arm was off limits for an IV.  Since the left was being operated on, that one was out.  I guess it isn't every day that they get to try to start an IV in the foot.  My poor tootsies were poked and prodded.  The anesthesiologist said he would give the foot one more try before taking a stab at my neck for the IV.  Thankfully, the surgeon came in and told him he could go ahead and use my left arm and they would just alter the nerve block method they were going to use.  I walked out after the surgery with my hand bandaged and about 5 band-aids on my feet.  I am pretty sure I would have made a great sprinkler for the kids if I drank a ton of water.  Ha!  Ha!

Today, I was able to get the wrapping off but stitches will not be removed for another 7 days.  So, I will still be limited to lifting only 5 pounds.  I will probably be sitting around drooling over all of your projects green with envy!  I guess I could scour my photo files to see if I have any projects that I have not shared.  But maybe not, I am finding I am entirely enjoying being lazy, I mean, limited.  Hope all of you are enjoying your spring! 

Monday, March 24, 2014

Project springs from inspiration

Warning:  Extremely photo heavy post!

I know you understand.  We have all been there.  Drooling over another blogger's home.  I have followed Savvy Southern Style for a long time.  I absolutely fell head over heels in love with her hutch.  Just take a look at it.

Now that you have seen it, you can understand why my heart went pitter patter.  I have been on the hunt for just the right piece.  With diligence and time, I came across just the right candidate on craigslist.

It start out like this:

Indecision hit and I put out a call for help to you guys.

I decided to go with ASCP Paris Gray base coat with a dry brush of ASCP Pure White.  These shots are from Christmas.

When I put away the Christmas decor, I wasn't diggin' the blue anymore.  I decided to take everything out and paint the back gray.  Then, I set to work cramping in as much of my ironstone hoard collection as I could.  I added a few touches of spring.  I am completely loving it.


Every time I walk by, I stop and smile!  I really love how it has turned out!  Love to know what you think. 
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Between Naps on the Porch